Immunocal Platinum® is the next generation of Immunocal®
In addition to increasing intra-cellular Glutathione in the body to optimize immunity, antioxidant and detoxification functions, Immunocal Platinum® is specially formulated for the ageing, those who have medical challenges, regularly engage in strenuous exercise and those who are eating high amounts of protein.
Immunocal Platinum® allows baby boomers and others to be proactive in their health by maintaining optimal muscle function, kidney function, bone health, and a strong immune system. It contains additional ingredients that render this formula more effective and safe for everyday use to support good health, well-being and buffer the effects of ageing.
The Immunocal Platinum® Difference- Immunocal® + CMP™ & RMF
Immunocal Platinum® contains the whole pouch of Immunocal® plus 2 added ingredients – Cytokine Modulating Proteins (CMP™) and Redox Modulating Formula (RMF). Cytokines are small biologically active proteins that act as signals in the immune system. RMF, developed by Dr. Wulf Droge, is a proprietary blend of citrate minerals which act to lower acidity levels in the body and to restore its natural pH balance. This serves to support the strength of bones as we age and contributes to our overall well-being. RMF also includes a very small amount of creatine, which helps to maintain proper muscle function.
Immunocal Platinum® contains:
1. Organic Bioactive Humanized Milk Serum Protein Isolate – Immunocal®
- Supplies essential bioactive raw materials for your cells to make Glutathione.
- Optimizes immune system on a sustained basis.
- Detoxifies against pollutants, toxins, poison and cigarette smoke.
- Slows down ageing process by reducing “oxidative stress”.
- Helps in muscular performance and recovery.
2. Cytokine Modulating Proteins (CMP™)
- Regulates cell signaling.
- Promotes healthy cell differentiation and growth.
- Regulates proper response in cells and tissues.
3. Redox Modulating Formula (RMF)
- Natural support for optimizing pH balance.
- Slows and prevents calcium loss thus, ensuring stronger bones.
- Optimizes and maintains muscle function and strength.
- Maintains optimal kidney function.
- Helps in sugar metabolism.
- A defense against the effects of ageing.
Immunocal Platinum® is a natural source of the Glutathione precursor cysteine for the maintenance of a strong immune system and helps to maintain proper muscle function and bone health by reducing calcium loss.
Glutathione is critical for one simple reason: It recycles antioxidants. However, problems occur when we are bombarded by increased oxidative stress or toxins overload depleting cellular Glutathione thus making us susceptible to ill effects resulting from overwhelmed free radicals and toxins.
But that’s not all. Glutathione is also critical in helping your immune system do its job of fighting off pathogens. If you are sick or old or are just not in peak shape, you likely have Glutathione deficiency. In fact, it was published in the top British medical journal The Lancet that the highest Glutathione levels are found in healthy young people, lower levels in healthy elderly, lower still in sick elderly and the lowest of all in the hospitalized elderly (The Lancet. Vol 351 (9103) pp 645-646). Our Glutathione levels decrease by 20-40% as we get older. Individuals 45 years and older have significantly lower levels of GSH.
Glutathione is critical for enhanced immune function, is the master detoxifier and the body’s main antioxidant, protecting our cells and making our energy metabolism run well.
In short, Immunocal Platinum® provides triple action for your immune health.
- Raising Glutathione represents defensive immunity.
- CMP™ representing reparative immunity.
- Proper acid-base balance helps lead to sustained immunity.
Increasing intra-cellular Glutathione by consuming effective precursors (Immunocal Platinum®)- The Benefits
- Improves liver health.
- Protein synthesis: maintains our proteins in their proper form.
Its sulfur atom reacts with unnatural sulfur-sulfur bonds in proteins, breaking them and allowing the proper pairings to form.
- Metabolism of toxins.
- Metabolism of xenobiotics.
Glutathione interacts with foreign chemical compounds, neutralize, break them down and eliminates them from the body.
- Conjugation to heavy metals.
GSH joins with heavy metals to neutralize them and eliminate them from the body.
- Enhancement of systemic immune function.
- Enhancement of humoral immune function.
- Resistance to UV radiation.
Glutathione detoxifies reactive oxygen radicals created by radiation which reduces the damage to the cell.
- Decreases radiation damage.
- Decreases free radical damage.
- Recycling of other antioxidants.
Glutathione recycles oxidized lipoic acid, vitamins C and E by restoring them to an active state, mostly by donating the electrons that they used in metabolizing free radicals.
- Storage and transport of cysteine.
- Participation in nutrient metabolism.
- Immune system booster.
Immunocal Platinum® contains Immunocal® + 2 added ingredients CMP™ & RMF
Patented Humanized Native Milk Serum Protein Isolate.
The missing ingredient or amino acid in our diet that your body needs to manufacture its own Glutathione.
Cytokine Modulating Proteins (CMP™)
Help to regulate cell signaling, promotes healthy cell differentiation and growth, regulates proper response in cells and tissues. CMP™ can also modulate cytokines which are small molecules of the immune system.
Redox Modulating Formula (RMF)
Neutralizes the potential increase in acid production in individuals who ingest high amounts of protein, helps to maintain proper muscle function, bone health, and a strong immune system.
Clinical Research / Credibility
Credibility of Immunocal Platinum®:
- The Natural Health Products Directorate of Health Canada has issued a Natural Product Number (NPN-80028731) for the specific health claim “Immunocal Platinum® is a source of Glutathione precursor for the maintenance of a strong immune system. Helps to maintain proper muscle function and bone health by reducing calcium loss. Also used as an electrolyte and mineral supplement for the maintenance of good health.” This is unique to the industry.
- Immunocal Platinum® contains Immunocal®.
- Only Immunocal Platinum® contains CMP™ and RMF.
- Listed as “Generally Recognized As Safe” (GRAS) by the US FDA = Safe!
- Listed in the US Physicians’ Desk Reference (PDR) and Pharmacy Red Book = Credible!
- Qualifies for coverage by the US Medicare / Medicaid under stringent conditions = Proven!
- Rare endorsement by world class scientists such as Dr. Luc Montagnier who was also the winner of the 2008 Nobel Prize in Medicine for discovering the HIV / Aids virus = Outstanding!
- 75 “Method-of-Use” patents approved in 29 countries.
- Special METHOD-OF-USE patent in Singapore which is unique for its class, herein quoted as: “…in an amount effective to replenish depleted cellular Glutathione (GSH), enhance the immune response…” = Exceptional!
- Rare listing in the Canadian Compendium of Pharmaceuticals Specialties (CPS) with a NPN to be officially recognized for the claim: “Immunocal® is effective in maintaining the immune system”. = Unique!
- 37 Medical Publications on Immunocal® in peer-reviewed medical journals. Click Here
- Classified as Nutraceutical in the US ie. A nutritional product with pharmaceutical validity and indications.
- Has been widely used by specialist doctors and GPs here for many years.
Those who have experienced the benefits of Immunocal Platinum® know that it is a premium, high-quality supplement that is unmatched!!
Questions & Answers
What is Immunocal®?
Immunocal® is a bioactive whey protein isolate that shares many of the same immune promoting and enhancing properties as human milk. It contains un-denatured precursors or building blocks for our body to manufacture Glutathione. Glutathione is our body’s Master Anti-oxidant, Immune Booster and Detoxifier (A.I.D.) and is found in every tissue and cells in our body.
What is whey?
Whey is a group of proteins found in milk.
What is a whey protein “isolate”?
Whey proteins can be produced in different concentrations. “Regular” whey protein can be anywhere from 20% to 70%. Whey protein “concentrates” are between 70% to 90%. A whey protein “isolate” is over 90% pure protein. Technically this is difficult and expensive to achieve without harming the protein’s structure.
Why is a whey protein isolate desirable?
Only isolates have thoroughly removed the fat, fat-soluble toxins, water, water-soluble toxins, lactose, and other contaminants from the protein. It is the “purest” form of protein with the highest biological value (BV).
What is biological value (BV) of a protein?
Not all proteins are the same. The difference lies in the biological value (BV) of the protein. The BV of a protein indicates how useful the protein is to your body. The higher the BV, the more useful and important for your body. Immunocal® provides all the essential amino acids you need for survival and is healthier for you than any other proteins as it has the highest known BV similar to human milk. This makes it exceptionally beneficial for those who are not eating enough proteins and those with muscle wasting, not forgetting that it also helps to increase your body’s most powerful anti-oxidant, immune boosting and detoxifying functions.
What is CMP™?
CMP™ stands for “Cytokine Modulating Proteins”. Cytokines are small biologically active proteins that act as signals in the immune system.
What is RMF?
RMF stands for “Redox Modulating Formula”. Developed by Dr. Wulf Droge, RMF includes a proprietary blend of citrate minerals, which act to lower acidity levels in the body and to restore its natural pH balance. This serves to support the strength of bones as we age and contributes to your overall well-being. RMF also includes a very small amounts of creatine, which helps to maintain proper muscle function.
What is the difference between between Immunocal Platinum® and other whey proteins?
Immunocal Platinum® is thermolabile or heat sensitive. Immunotec’s proprietary manufacturing process preserves the critical disulfide bonds in the Glutathione precursor cysteine. By delivering this delicate protein to the cell, it enables the body to create Glutathione and optimize the immune system. Other whey proteins are often manufactured using high heat (pasteurization) and harsh methods of mixing, which destroys or denatures the natural bioactivity of the whey protein, making them ineffective and without immune-enhancing, antioxidant and detoxification properties that Immunocal Platinum® has. Immunocal Platinum® contains less than 1% fat, lactose and casein and therefore, is safe for individuals who are lactose intolerant. Immunocal Platinum® is supported with extensive research published in peer-reviewed medical journals, listed in the US PDR (Physicians’ Desk Reference), Pharmacy Red Book and the Canadian CPS (Compendium of Pharmaceuticals and Specialties). There are no scientific studies on other whey proteins to show the same immune boosting effects that are seen with Immunocal Platinum®.
What is a “peer-reviewed” journal?
“Peer-reviewed” means that an article is scrutinized and criticized for quality and validity by other doctors and scientists before it can be published. Articles that don’t stand up to this scrutiny are rejected. Most submissions are initially rejected. This screens for misguided or inaccurate statements.
What are the US PDR and Canadian CPS?
The US PDR (Physicians’ Desk Reference) and the Canadian CPS (Compendium of Pharmaceuticals and Specialties) are published yearly and distributed to all the doctors and pharmacists in the country. It holds all the prescribing information for drugs. However, Immunocal Platinum® is not a drug. It is one of the rare natural substances that hold a position in these publications.
What is Glutathione (GSH) and how important is it to our health?
GSH is present in every cell of our body and has to be manufactured within the cells. Clinical studies have shown that GSH level is high in the young and healthy and low in the old and sick. (The Lancet Vol.351 (9103) pp 645-646). As a result of normal cell metabolism, damaging by-products known as ‘free radicals’ are released. The body is equipped with a variety of protective mechanisms to neutralize these dangerous substances. GSH is our body’s master antioxidant which neutralizes free radicals directly and reduces risks of cell damage by free radicals. Other lesser antioxidants not produced by our body such as vitamins C & E are dependent on GSH for their proper functions to achieve optimal antioxidation activity. This is why GSH is also known to be the centre of cellular antioxidation.
GSH stimulates our immune response by increasing the production of our defense cells, lymphocytes. In fact, low GSH levels are commonly found among the elderly and those who are sick.
The highest level of GSH can be found in our liver, our major detoxifying organ. This is important in ensuring that our body is capable of removing toxic wastes due to exposure to pollutants and radiation. GSH works within the liver, lung, colon, kidney and skin in the process of removing toxic and eliminating cellular metabolic wastes. Although the importance of GSH has been known for decades, it was not until recently that medical experts found a way to increase intra-cellular GSH naturally and effectively. Immunocal Platinum® has immune promoting properties similar to human milk and contains the effective bonded-cysteine® delivery system that ensures cell GSH level is raised and sustained naturally, safely and effectively.
Is it useful to take GSH pills or powder which are easily available in health food stores?
GSH is produced within the cells (intra-cellularly). When eaten, it has not been shown to be absorbed in the blood stream but is broken down during digestion and eliminated. Taking food that is rich in GSH also results in non-absorption and has very little effect in raising GSH level in the body. The most proven, effective and natural way is to provide the precursors (building blocks) needed for GSH to be manufactured in the cells. The 3 bioactive proteins or bonded-cysteine® in Immunocal Platinum® constitute a natural ‘delivery system’ which effectively transport the cystine precursors to the cells whereby they can be quickly converted to cysteine upon cell entry to be synthesized into GSH. The availability of cysteine determines how much GSH can be made in our cells. However, cysteine as a dietary supplement can promote hypercysteinemia and is potentially toxic hence, is not recommended.
Can a person who is lactose intolerant take Immunocal Platinum®?
Yes, the lactose in Immunocal Platinum® is removed during its production. Less than 1% lactose remains and legally, the product can be called “lactose-free”. It is safe even in the most severe case of lactose intolerant.
It should be noted that lactose intolerant is different from milk allergy. (see Q15 below)
Can someone with milk allergy take Immunocal Platinum®?
Most people who claimed to have milk “allergy” are actually not allergic to milk but are lactose intolerant, therefore can take Immunocal Platinum® as it is lactose-free. Majority (80%) of people who are allergic to milk proteins are actually allergic to a protein called “casein”. There is very little casein in Immunocal Platinum® (less than 1.5%). For those who have a true allergy to milk proteins, they should avoid it if they could not tolerate mother’s milk as the proteins in Immunocal Platinum® are similar to human milk.
What does Immunocal Platinum® do?
Immunocal Platinum® is a natural source of Glutathione precursor for the maintenance of a strong immune system and helps to maintain proper muscle function and bone health by reducing calcium loss.
How does Immunocal Platinum® work?
- Immunocal Platinum® supplies the rare precursors (building blocks) for your cells to make Glutathione.
- Immunocal Platinum® supplies all the essential amino acids required by your cells and tissues.
- Immunocal Platinum® supplies other peptides (small proteins) critical for many aspects of your health.
Can I take other supplements if I take Immunocal Platinum®?
Definitely. In fact, increased level of GSH from the intake of Immunocal Platinum® helps to improve the action of health supplements which usually contain antioxidant vitamins. Immunocal Platinum® increases GSH levels (endogenous antioxidant ie. antioxidant produced by our body) and this helps improve the action of exogenous (not produced by the body) antioxidant vitamins. For this reason, mega-doses of antioxidant supplements are not required if you are taking Immunocal Platinum® as the raised GSH will optimize the functions of the other antioxidants. Low levels of GSH have been shown to be associated with disease and illness. Immunocal Platinum® helps to optimize and maintain our GSH levels so that the health supplements we are taking will work more effectively to maintain optimum health.
Who cannot take Immunocal Platinum®?
Anyone with a specific allergy to the components. It contains less than 1% lactose so can be safely taken by lactose intolerant individuals.
Those who had undergone organ transplant should not take the product because their immune system need to be suppressed in order to prevent organ rejection. Please take note that implants are NOT transplant. Those with metal implants can take the product safely.
I eat a balanced diet, sleep well and exercise on a regular basis. Do I still need to take Immunocal Platinum®?
Immunocal Platinum® is beneficial in maintaining good health. Ageing inevitably affects our energy level and quality of life. It has been shown in The Lancet, a renowned British medical journal, that GSH levels decrease precipitously as we age. The reverse is also true. Free radical production increases as we age. This contributes to ageing symptoms and decline in health. Immunocal Platinum® is specially formulated to buffer the effects of ageing. If we want to maintain good health as we age, it is important to take Immunocal Platinum® to maintain our GSH levels so that the A.I.D. (A.I.D.) functions in our body are optimized.
Are there any liquids that should not be mixed with Immunocal Platinum®?
Immunocal Platinum® is heat sensitive so do NOT mix the product in any diluent that is hot, warm or luke-warm. It can be mixed in anything that is room temperature, cool or cold. You can also mix Immunocal Platinum® in ice-cream, yogurt or cold cereal.
When is the best time to take Immunocal Platinum®?
We highly recommend first thing in the morning or after your body has been fasting for a few hours. This will enhance protein absorption and amino acid utilization. Take at separate times if you are taking multiple pouches per day.
Which product complements Immunocal Platinum®?
Immunocal Booster® is an excellent complement to Immunocal Platinum®. Immunocal Booster® is powered by our exclusive Nrf2 catalyst™, sulforaphane from broccoli seed extract, selenium and over 60 polyphenols and phytonutrients from US certified organic fruits and vegetables, seeds and roots.
How should Immunocal Platinum® be stored?
Immunocal Platinum® should be stored in a cool dry place to maximize shelf-life and to preserve efficacy. We suggest temperature of 21-32 degree Celsius.